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Hub Caps Protect Valve Stems On Cultivator
"The valve stems on our Selfort 24-ft. field cultivator would often break off right at the wheel. When working through stubble we were losing a couple of valve stems every 100 acres," says Joe Thompson, Mooretown, Ont.
  "The problem was that trash would build up between the shank and the wheel and rub against the valve stem. We thought about welding on a metal protector such as a half piece of pipe around the valve stem but that would have meant deflating the tire and removing it from the wheel rim so we could weld on it.
  "Instead, we decided to use hub caps off an old 1979 Ford pickup that we already had. The hub caps snapped onto the cultivator's four 15-in. wheels just like they did on the pickup. It solved the problem at no cost, and it also dressed up our cultivator!"
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Thompson, Rt. 1, Mooretown, Ont., Canada N0N 1R0 (ph 519 864-4133; thompsonperformance@hotmail.com).

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2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4